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Bad News/Good News (Beacon Street Girls #2)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  1,139 ratings  ·  66 reviews
A new girl in town, a parent's potential new job overseas, and a botched community service project threaten to break up the strong friendship of the Beacon Street Girls.
Paperback, 236 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Beacon Street Girls
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Chosang
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Cathyl
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Brianna
My 10 year old self: This is a great book that will want to keep you reading. I didn't like this one as much as the first one in the series because it was like the friends got spilt. Also, it kind of seemed like Maeve wasn't really in place. I don't know why I feel this way, but this is how I feel. Anyways, this is still a great book so borrow it now.
Jackie
The Beacon Street Girls, Charlotte, Katini, Maeve, and Avery, have found that their friendship has strenghtened alot since their teacher Ms. Rodriguez put them together at the same lunch table many months ago. They are there for each other in good times and in bad. But, when Charlotte begins to worry that her father may be contemplating another move yet again, this time to England, she is saddened that she will have to leave her best friends and this hometown where she feels safe and secure.

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Emma Xoxo
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Sunwoo
This book is about a new girl joining the BSG but their friend Katani doesn't like the new girl Isabelle...
Hilary
A good alternative to the Babysitters Club. Charlotte has lived all over the world -- her dad is a travel writer. When they settle in Boston, Charlotte hopes it is the last move and makes friends and puts down roots. She is devastated to find out that her dad plans to move to Oxford (England) mid-school-year, but feels helpless to stop him.

Her best friends step in to make her dad change her mind. The final solution is a bit unrealistic (I can't see a middle school student coming up with this ide
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Ruqiya
I liked this book because it shows how friends could do anything to stay friends and be together.
I felt happy for Charlotte because she has friends that really like her.Charlotte's friends are doing anything to convince Charlotte's father for her to stay and not move.
I'd say a theme of this book is do anything for your friends because in the book the Beacon street girls do any thing for their friends.
The main characters of this book are Charlotte,Maeve,Katani,Isabel,Avery,and Charlotte's dad bec
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Skylar
Nov 08, 2008 Skylar rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anybody who liked Worst enemies/best friends.
Recommended to Skylar by: I like these series.
This book is about this girl isabel who moved with her sister and mom and has to go to this new school. Charlotte and Maeve are really nice to her but Katani and Avery dont like her. Just when things are a mess Charlottes dad is thinking about moving. Will Charlotte have to move again and have to say goodbye to all of her best friends or will she stay in her house for a really long time? Will Katani and Avery learn to like Isabel or will they hate her forever? Find out in Bad News/Good News. Thi ...more
Whitney
The book was good so far,it was really interesting.Hopefully other people will enjoy this book,also I'm going to tell my best friend about this book and hope that she will read this book.The main character is Charlotte and shes in the seventh grade she traveled alot when she was little cause her father had different job interviews.Soo you need to read the book to find out more ;D. I liked the book cause it was kinda like my friend and how she acts (she doesnt act "fast") but shes nice person als ...more
Kelly
I understand why this series is such a hit with pre-teen girls. While many of the characters' actions and reactions seem cliche to an adult, they are definitely the sort of things that this age group deals with. This second book got a little emotional towards the end, and I even found myself a bit teary. The story is sweet, and even though I sometimes wanted to shake the characters and tell them they were blowing things out of proportion, I could understand it from from a twelve-year-old's persp ...more
Lisa
Sep 18, 2012 Lisa rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 5th, 6th, series
I did not get into this book... I forced myself to read it, but was frustrated with how annoying the characters were, their terrible advice to one another, and the simple solutions that unrealistically fixed everything. I don't think I will quickly take young girls to this shelf, because the characters were not really full of traits I want more girls emulating. They had some nice qualities, but the mean-spiritedness throughout cancelled the nice for me. Maybe the other installments are better??
Chanty
This is the second book in the series and that is when a new classmate joins their class and 2 of the Beacon Street Girls are happy to welcome her and include them into their inner circle but the other 2 aren't so happy about it but when 2 of them invite her to one of their famous BSG sleepovers that draws the line for the other 2 until they realize she might not be that bad.
Ann
Nov 30, 2008 Ann rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: preteen and young teens
I wanted to check out this series to find out the reading level and
age appropriateness. I was pleasantly surprised to find young teens
living the life of young teens. These are books that can definitely
go into the hands of readers who are not ready for real YA. Charming and thoughtful they will fill a needed niche.

Hannah
Jul 31, 2007 Hannah rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Middle School Girls
Shelves: chapterbooks
If you liked the first Beacon Street Girls book, you'll definitely like this one! In this story another girl joins the BSG (Beacon Street Girls). At first she is not accepted by all the girls. The BSG starts to fall apart. Will the girls find a way to put the BSG back together? Read the book and find out!
Olivia
This is the second book in the "Beacon Street Girls" series, and is just as enchanting and fun as the first one. Just like the first book this one is filled with laughs, hearts and many more interesting events! Read this and LOVE it!!
Marnina
It was pretty good....what made the book exciting, and made me want to read it, was that Katani didn't like Isabel...but then near the ends, they became friends.
I like how it's so up to date!

Jarynth ♛
TBH, this is the worst book in the series.. I got bored and I just finished it to see if there is exciting stuff happening but no .-. .-. I didn't like it, as much as the other books in the series..
Julia
It got a little boring towards the end but I suggest it anyways! If you want to read the series, I highly suggest it and you have to finish this book if you are commited to the series!
Caroline
In the second book, a new girl arrives. Some of the BSG like her. Some don't. They get jealous and misunderstand one another, but it's all okay in the end. Juuuuust like real life.
Monique
Technically, rereading it a second time, I realized how horrible Katani and Avery treated Isabelle and how fats (too fast, I think) how Isabelle was welcomed by the other two. Moving on!
Mallory
This is a cute story about best friends. It is actually a 15 book series, but I read the second before the first, and I will start the third when I finish Harry Potter again.
Andie
Jul 29, 2008 Andie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Tween girls
Shelves: fiction
I love the BSG! Its all about friendship, I love how the girls stick up for each other and stay loyal. I read this whenever I want a light book to read.
Aly
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Keana Bloomfield
I thought that it had a really good feel for what's it like to be the new kid. Trust me, it's scary, even though everyone in your new grade is new!
Madeleine
This is a really good book. All of the books in the series are. In this book charlottes father gets an offer to teach in england at oxford.
Christywongcy Wong
good.. and exciting when Charlotte hears that her dad was goin to move to England just when she got new frnds and is part of the BSG group.
Prerana
Feb 25, 2009 Prerana is currently reading it
I found the Beacon Street Girls website and my friend said they hadve the books.So I went to the library and found it there.
Lizz
I like the BSG series but Katani bugs. She is the black girl and is shown to be a selfish , rufe, uncaring, unadaptable jerk!
Kathryn
It was a good book because it did have bad news and good news.It was funny and totally is one of the books in one good series.
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